The Texas Book Festival has awarded Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library a $2,500 collections enhancement grant.

The grant will be used to expand the library's Adult Spanish collection.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this grant,” Library Director Kim Kroll said Wednesday. “The funds will enable us to enhance the Spanish language collection, which benefits those citizens with limited English language skills and those who like to read Spanish authors in the language that they write in.”

The Texas Book Festival was founded in 1995 by former First Lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a group of volunteers with the goal of promoting the public's love of reading and writing. Libraries across the nation apply for grant funds each year, and since the group's founding it has donated more than $2.7 billion in grants to over 600 Texas public libraries.

This year's Texas Book Festival is scheduled for October 17 and 18. For more information, visit